On Thursday, Whoopi Goldberg had — get ready for it — some nice things to say about the conservative cause.
Yes — you read that correctly.
During a discussion on The View, the ladies waxed on Ellen DeGeneres’s goofily controversial friendship with George W. Bush.
That would be, the man whose image not long ago graced many a Democrat’s bumper with the added accent of devil horns.
That would also be the man at the helm during the Iraq War.
And that would be the war which Democrats — including Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Joe Biden (Obama wasn’t yet in Congress) — voted to declare.
As for the Ellen issue, Meghan McCain asserted having friendships with those who believe differently is a good thing. Sort of:
“I think part of the issue is, and I’m, like, somewhere in the middle on all of this. It’s not that we can’t have be friends on both sides. Obviously, we all do. Any normal person probably does. I don’t choose my friends based on their political background — I mean, unless it’s something truly radical. I would have a hard time being friends with Rand Paul or anyone associated with him, I’m just gonna put that right there. I say it on the show every day because I won’t be here tomorrow.”
She added, “Blood on your hands, Rand Paul.”
The daughter of late Senator John recalled the extreme characterization of W. back in the day:
“There is a revisionist history with the Bush administration that I take intense umbridge with. I think, great, Michelle Obama wants to be friends with him, but I remember the things said about President Bush when he was in power. He was called for impeachment, a warmonger, lied about weapons of mass destruction and Hurricane Katrina. Part of the issue for me is just confusion. Did your opinion on Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War change? There has to be a level of consistency with your politics. I don’t blame Ellen.”
Meghan apparently agrees, in part, with Bill Maher: They were all just messin’ around with the terrible things said about Bush, but Trump is truly awful:
“The revisionist history about President Bush, my husband says when you cry wolf with every Republican which is what I believe happened with Bush, Romney, my father on forward, sometimes when you cry wolf, the beast shows up, and the beast is Donald Trump. I think part of the reason is maybe take a second look at some conservatives when you talk crap about them while they’re in power.”
By the way, here’s what Bill had to say in 2016:
“I know liberals made a big mistake, because we attacked [George W.] like he was the end of the world. And he wasn’t. And Mitt Romney, we attacked that way. I gave Obama a million dollars because I was so afraid of Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney wouldn’t have changed my life that much, or yours. Or John McCain. They were honorable men who we disagreed with, and we should have kept it that way. So we cried wolf, and that was wrong. But this is real. This is going to be way different.”
Back to The View, following Meghan’s remark came Whoopi’s eyebrow-raiser.
“There are some conservatives that have done some really good stuff.”
Do it to it, Whoopi.
Let us all remember this day in history — October 10th, 20HolyCow.
“George, for whatever it’s worth, did a lot of stuff I didn’t like, but something he did do was he had a smart idea — how to deal with immigration. I liked that. And your own party — your own party pooped all over it, and it didn’t happen.”
Whoopi said if she were Ellen, she would’ve “mess[ed] with George:
“The man who owns the Cowboys sent tickets and she ended up sitting next to Bush. These are two gay women. If he has got a problem, he’s going to be real uncomfortable. I would be leaning on him. I would be just hugging him. I would be messing with him because if you have the opportunity to take a second to show people your humanity, why wouldn’t you try?”
From all I’ve observed of George, something tells me he would’ve loved it.
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